Advanced Bass: Chord Superimposition

In this lesson we’ll cover an effective concept of superimposing melodic lines over multiple chord types. We’ll then develop this idea through the introduction of a technique called “framing,” which will enable you to hear the chord you are playing over with more harmonic clarity.

This concept will enable you to expand your ideas and end up with more mileage out of your existing vocabulary.

This lesson is not for the faint hearted and requires a basic knowledge of different chord types, chord tones and related chord tensions.

Follow along with this notation (PDF) and the video below.

London based bass player Joe Hubbard’s professional background is represented by a collective body of experience that spans over more than three decades as an internationally acclaimed bass guitarist, teacher/clinician and contemporary jazz fusion recording artist. For more, visit

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  1. Basya

    Great as always!:)